Comments on R.P. Wolff on Rand's Metaphysics

On his popular blog, Brian Leiter (U Chicago) recently posted a link to another blog post by Robert Paul Wolff (UNC, Chapel Hill). Leiter's tongue-in-cheek title, "The Profundity of Ayn Rand," is one of many dismissive treatments of Rand he's posted over the years. Even so, Leiter has not always been dismissive of scholars of Rand. I hope, therefore, that in this same spirit of academic collegiality, he is open to linking to our reaction to Wolff's piece. Wolff notes the widely discussed fact that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has at times claimed to have been influenced by…

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